|Various Artists - Raped By 4 Valentines Day - Compilation With Controlled Bleeding, F/i, 37 Pink [zero135a] - Controlled Bleeding, F/i, 37 Pink|
Cassette compilation originally released by Watergate Tapes in 1985 featured three leading hometaper/experimental artists of the day: Controlled Bleeding, F/i, 37 Pink.
Downloads: 109,848 (2 reviews)
|Various Artists - Zeromoon Sampler III: An Explanation of Difficult Music - various artists|
This compilation is an overview of zeromoon; from glitch-punk, abstract noise, minimal techno, psychedelic drones, ambient, post rock and beyond. Tracks by Dead+Hurt (Sweden), Origami Subtropika (Puerto Rico), Michael Gendreau (USA), Critikal (Sweden+Ukraine+USA), v.+Ultra Milkmaids (USA+France), Normal Music (Sweden+USA), Violet+Bertrand Denzler (USA+France), Vultrapia (USA+France+Estonia), The Musique Concrete Ensemble (USA), Our Last Hope Lost Hope (Sweden).
|Mystery Hearsay - Flesh Dwarf [zero140a] - Mystery Hearsay|
The final installment in the Mystery Hearsay trilogy for zeromoon, is a work that borders on dark ambient, but with none of the cliches or meandering exercises. Assembled by MC Ladno.
|Various Artists - Pandora's Wooden Bucket - International Experimental Electronic Music Compilation [zero134a] - various artists|
Pandora's Wooden Bucket was originally released as a 2xc90 set in 1989 on Watergate Tapes. On each side were two groups from a particular country exploring a particular theme. Netherlands - Death: Death Pact, Odal France - Sex: Vox Populi!, No Unauthorized Italy - Revolution: F.A.R., Lyke Wake Germany - Sleep: Cinema Verite, Die Rache
Downloads: 19,578 (4 reviews)
|Second Violin - Hospital Fugue Of Mad Nurse [zero106a] - Second Violin|
Second Violin started in 2001 by jeff surak and zan hoffman, adam bohman, and rinus van alebeek. specializing in free improv, voices, random texts, stream of consciousness, noise collages with acoustic instruments and environmental recordings. First release by adam bohman, jeff surak, & zan hoffman. mutant improvised/collages/constructs using deranged string instruments and vocal banter. twisted and dark...
|Various Artists - Blind Date - Compilation Of Random Collaborations [zero133a] - various artists|
This compilation was intended to be a 60 minute cassette with 8 pairs of randomly matched artists creating 2 collaborative tracks each. The project never came to fruitation, with only half of the invited artists ever completing their tracks, thus the compilation was never released. Here are the extant tracks only recently made available.
|Zavoloka - I - Kateryna Zavoloka|
Kateryna Zavoloka hails from Kiev and here she dishes up some sweet tracks comprised of rich and abstract analogue/digital noise, melodies and idm like drums. http://www.zavoloka.com
Downloads: 8,811 (1 review)
|Diensteingang - das naturhistorische museum der klänge|
Rinus Van Alebeek & Tibor Macek's latest outing under the nom de plume das naturhistorische museum der klänge is an excusion to places unknown, where pigs fly and ice cream is just around the corner. Field recordings, snatches of dialogue, random singing, and a little pig combine to make a true hero sandwich.
Keywords: Field Recordings; Experimental; Musique Concrete
Downloads: 17,480 (1 review)
|Second Violin - Victoria [zero107a] - Second Violin|
Free noise music improvisition of a surrealist nature mark the second album by Second Violin, recorded mostly live in Louisville, Kentucky during a 4 hour performance by Rinus Van Alebeek (vocals, feedback), Zan Hoffman (drawer, sampler) and Jeff Surak (prepared violin). Adam Bohman returns for a short appearance on one track. The second half is a live duet between Zan Hoffman and Jeff Surak on prepared violin and drawer.
Downloads: 9,509 (1 review)
|Psicotruchas Around the World - Earzumba/Paulo Beto/Eloi Silverstre|
The ever so active Christian Dergarabedian, aka C.D., aka Earzumba dug up an old recording of him and two boys from Brazil, of whom I never heard: Paulo Beto, of the electronic bossa-nova project Anvil FX and Eloi Silvestre, who builds his own instruments from the trash. Together they operate analogue synths, laptop, tapes, radio and percussion. The recording is from 2002, but sounds still like a very fresh thing...
Keywords: electronic; experimental; free improv
Downloads: 13,556 (1 review)
|Blue Sausage Infant - Egg - Blue Sausage Infant|
Washington DC native Chester Hawkins has peformed as BLUE SAUSAGE INFANT since 1986, combining elements of psychedelia, brutalist noise, tribal beats, circular krautrock riffing, and bleak ambience. Instrumentation involves a mix of electronics and organics: Everything from digital synths to scrap aluminum and electric toothbrushes. The idea is to induce trance states by any means necessary. "Egg" was recorded live on 14dec08 at the Pyramid Atlantic in Silver Spring, Maryland...
Keywords: psychedelic drone; electronic; experimental
Downloads: 649 (1 review)
|Violet+Bertrand Denzler - The Long March - Violet+Bertrand Denzler|
Four compositions for alto sax, autoharp, prepared record player and sampler. Free music, lowercase reflections, and all out noise using extended performance techniques.
Keywords: Free Jazz
Downloads: 16,721 (1 review)
|Tube Alloys - Tube Alloys|
Music labels are bombarded by demos, more than they possibly can ever listen to. Sometimes a few demos rise above the onslaught and demonstrate originality and hold your attention. But a small label can't release everything on a CD. So what does one do with the good music that one gets and can't afford to release? Tube Alloys is a project by Zan Hoffman (zh27.org) and Jeff Surak that combines, smelts, and delivers a new work derived from the best parts of some very good demos...
Downloads: 1,880 (2 reviews)
|Normal Music - Generic - Normal Music|
Yet another release by this mysterious project. Dark beats, drones, clicks&cunts.
Keywords: Deep techno; ambient, glitch, soundscapes
Downloads: 12,810 (6 reviews)
|Dead Violets - Organ Grinder - Dead Violets|
Dead Violets is Jeff Surak of Violet and Thomas Ekelund of Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words doing free form noise and drones. This 3 track ep is a mashup of subterranean pulses, electro-acoustic static, and damaged electronics. more info: http://www.zeromoon.com/violet/ http://www.deadwords.org
Keywords: drone; noise; dark ambient; death metal; grindcore; experimental
Downloads: 5,640 (1 review)
|Michael Gendreau - Live at Sonic Circuits DC 2006 - Michael Gendreau|
Michael Gendreau was born in California (1961). A musician since age 6, Gendreau went along to work with several group organizations, culminating in Crawling With Tarts (1983-1998), and using this group as a medium (along with the various uses made of it by co-founder Suzanne Dycus) for work in elementalism, attention to temporal and environmental persistence, and eventually, applications of parataxis...
Keywords: turntablism; experimental; musique concrete; noise
|Rinus Van Alebeek - Now You Know The Truth About Bamboo - Rinus Van Alebeek|
Rinus Van Alebeek reports in from his global wanderings with a collection of field recordings organized into "pop" tunes. Recorded in Spain, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy and Louisville, Kentucky. Track 14 includes Rinus listing the track titles and explaining each track.
Keywords: Field Recordings
|Kapotte Muziek - An Apology is Necessary - Kapotte Muziek|
This anthology covers the first three years of the legendary Dutch project Kapotte Muziek, created by Frans De Waard. "Yes it is. You are about to hear and view material that was released by Kapotte Muziek in 1988. It was an anthology of works from the first three and half years of existence. A lifetime it seemed back then, a mere drop in time when I look back on it now. I compiled this tape in 1988 for the US branche of my label Korm Plastics, run by Jeff Surak, who was the driving force behind...
Keywords: Noise; Experimental
Downloads: 20,493 (3 reviews)
|Various - Swamp - Compilation with X-Ray Pop, Smersh, Shmuzorft, Zan Hoffman [zero149a] - zeromoon|
Originally released on cassette by Watergate Tapes in 1986. X-Ray Pop dishes up french electro pop, Smersh are the bastard children of Cabaret Voltaire's Nag Nag Nag, Shmuzorft are the dutch Van Der Veen brothers crunning out crunching noise and Zan Hoffman was and is the lengendary sonic explorer.
|New Carrollton - If He's an Ass Here, He Won't Be a Horse There [zero131a] - New Carrollton|
The only "studio" recording by 2nd period of New Carrollton where everything was not just a live recording session. Heavily under the influence of Nurse With Wound at the time, NC assembled this strange album that was released as a 90 minute cassette tape by Watergate Tapes in 1986. It was later reissued as a 60 minute cdr by Staalplaat's Bake Records imprint. Editing the original tape to 60 minutes was easy to do, since the original release included intentional filler material, to confuse the l...
Downloads: 3,507 (1 review)
|Live at Sonic Circuits DC 2006 - If, Bwana|
If, Bwana is the spawn of the godfather of the 1980's independent hometaping network, Al Margolis. This track is his live performance at the 2006 Sonic Circuits Festival of Experimental Music which took place in Washington, DC. Minimal yet dense drones of a menancing and etheral nature for intense yet scary listening.
Keywords: drone, experimental, abstract, electronics, noise
|Blind from staring too long at the sun - Violet|
Part of the CONSUME BUY 2006 series of limited run cdrs that were available only during 2006, then promptly discontinued. A summation and further exploration of error mechanics, field recordings, and hard drones. Two studio tracks and one live performance fill out the audio portion with 2 video performances of basement alchemy and field recordings in the field.
Keywords: drone; field recordings; experimental
|Violet+Das Torpedoes - 36 - Violet+Das Torpedoes|
Live in concert collaboration between Violet and Das Torpedoes using prepared record players, answering machine, microcassette recorder, and sampler. Psychotronic rhythms + loops and lofi abrasive textures. Recorded live at the Galaxy Hut, Arlington, Virginia.
|Ubeboet - Red and Black Remixes - Ubeboet|
Ubeboet (m.a.tolosa) invited 4 artists to remix his excellent album "black and red" which was released by earlabs in 2005. The original work featured field recordings, radio and turntables. Here each artist-Asher, Arturas Bumsteinas, Mathieu Ruhlman, Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words-picked one track and deconstructed it to create a new work. m.a.tolosa also runs the fine con-v label.
Keywords: drone; field recordings; experimental; lowercase; lofi; remixes
Downloads: 8,717 (1 review)
|Sumerki Project - Salve - Sumerki Project|
Sumerki Project - Salve This group, headed by Jevgeni Zolotorevski, from Tallinn, Estonia. Sumerki create modern electro pop with a dark experimental edge. 1. Salve 2. Requiem for Ilja Redikson 3. Dusha Velichit 4. Coda Jevgeni Zolotorevski - analogue keyboards, sound effects, declamation Anna Docenko - humming, Russian Orthodox singing, electric organ Damian Skowron - Gregorian singing Virsik - chewing cat sounds Mihhail Yasinover - electric guitar Nastya Pechegina - crying child sounds
Keywords: Experimental; Dark Ambient; dubtech, electro, experimental
Downloads: 6,042 (1 review)
|circulator - soft pieces|
soft pieces is the artistic moniker of Washington DC area resident Zach Mason. In 1990, at the age of 13, Zach began making music with a bass guitar, cassette tapes, and assorted electronics, performing throughout the DC area and self-releasing numerous recordings in the years since. Synths and computers slowly moved from accessories to central musical tools, allowing for new sounds and techniques...
Keywords: lowercase; drone; musique concrete
|Safe - Public Domain - Tyler Higgens and Dave Vosh|
Safe is a new collaboration between Tyler Higgins and Dave Vosh. Using electronics, acoustic instruments, and modular synthesizer, they build slowly evolving complex layers of sound. Dave Vosh has been experimenting with electronic music since the early 70's, releasing a few collaborations in the tape underground. This project with Tyler is among the first things he's done since escaping the basement last year...
Keywords: lofi electronics improv
|Eelmusic - RUiNU|
RUiNU - Eelmusic RUiNU, from Prague, Czech Republic, is one of the creepiest bands in the world, and Eelmusic, slithering through the wet intestines of musical consciousness, infects, even stains the spaces it is played in with its sense of dread. This music is an empty void into which tradition and emotion are pulled and crushed beyond recognition.Â This is not classical music, and it is certainly not rock...
Downloads: 916 (1 review)
|Chris Lynn & Daniel Barbiero - Augmented Landscapes - Chris Lynn & Daniel Barbiero|
Augmented Landscapes is a collaborative work melding acoustic and electronic sound elements with field recordings. The acoustic element is provided by double bass and prepared double bass, played along a continuum of conventional and extended techniques. The electronic element, which consists in the granular synthesis of acoustic double bass performances, broadens the instrument’s sound palette to encompass varied and unconventional colorations. When these elements are matched to the overhea...
Keywords: field recordings; improv; experimental
|AMMEn – O / Chapters from the Ahad's Masters Garden Sessions - AHAD & DESPERA|
AHAD - viola, circuit bent toys, crackle box, home-made springophone, lo-tech optical theremin, samples, radio, selected percussions, effects, voice DESPERA - guitar, effects etc. The music was analogue tape recorded in mono by Despera in Budapest, September (track 1-6.) and on the "Ahad's Masters Garden I.: Shapeshifting" live concert in Bp. at the music club West Balkan, 17th December, 2007 (track 7.)...
Keywords: psychedelic; improv; experimental; drone
|CD-R - Hide and Seek - CD-R|
CD-R is a young Moscow project by Nikita Golyshev. Use of old soviet synths and effects combined with modern techniques and laptop makes an interesting combination of different styles of noise music - "fusion noise." Noisey, fractured soundscapes transform into broken rythms and melodys. This is the second release by CD-R for zeromoon
Keywords: Noise; Experimental
Downloads: 11,078 (1 review)
|Dead+Hurt - Optotron EP - Dead+Hurt|
GLITCH PUNK LIVES! Two masters of drone pop and glitchcore join forces in this no holds barred demonstration of swedish glitch punk. Thomas Eklund (aka Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words) and Jonas Lindgren (Critikal, The Hurt I Feel Is My Hurt) mix up field recordings and electronics into this rhythmic outing with badasss 'tude.
Keywords: dark; avantgarde, drone; Doom Metal; Glitch Punk
Downloads: 7,023 (1 review)
|Goem | FDW - Live @ Warehouse - Frans de Waard|
Live recording of Goem|FDW from September 8, 2007 at the Sonic Circuits Festival of Experimental Music in Washington DC. Ultra minimal techno with subtle electronic textures.
Keywords: minimal techno; experimental; dance
|Blue Sausage Infant - Scapels for the Animal God - Chester Hawkins|
BLUE SAUSAGE INFANT is the work of Chester Hawkins of Washington DC. The sound of BSI lives somewhere in the space between noise and psychedelia, using a mixture of electronics, toys, and conventional instruments. The result stumbles between delicate ambience, krautrock-flavored trance music, and harsh brutalism. BSI has performed and recorded since 1988, including collaborations with Haunted Toilet, Lida Husik, New Carrollton, Delta of Venus, Changes to Blind, and Stolen Government Binder Clip...
Keywords: noise; drone; acid; experimental
Downloads: 909 (1 review)
|Out To Lunch - Salarymen|
Salarymen is the electro-acoustic duo of Jeff Surak and Gary Rouzer. On lunch breaks in downtown Washington, D.C., they set up at traffic circles and monuments for spontaneous performances of sound art, mixing small objects with the noises of the city to make a different kind of urban music.Recorded outdoors during lunch breaks in various traffic circles and street corners of Washington DC throughout 2013...
Keywords: experimental; lofi; field recordings; improv
|Requiem For Analogue TV-Signals - Sekvens|
Part of the CONSUME BUY 2006 series of limited run cdrs that were available only during 2006, then promptly discontinued. "At the end of 2005, after 50 years of broadcasting, the swedish government decided to shut down the analogue television network to make way for the digital future. This recording is based on one of the last transmissions."
Keywords: Industrial; Experimental; Ambient
|New Carrollton - Static [zero112a] - New Carrollton|
Two live radio shows by New Carrollton on WMUC-FM 88.1, College Park, MD (University of Maryland). Recorded on May 6, 1988 and July 8, 1989. Strange industrial ambient using homemade instruments and electronics.
|V. - stYe [zero122v] - V.|
Claustrophobic free music interspersed with densely textured electronic compositions. Hurdy gurdy, homemades, bass, guitar, drums + electronics. Recorded from 2001-2002, this material formed the basis for the collaboration material given to the Ultra Milkmaids for the tracks they created for Drone+Unease. Released on Public Eyesore. The v. album that most people just can't grasp. Tracklist*: verify lunacy you're errors before hjungle waxing stupor you're debris endure beasts rescure urgent...
|Cornucopia interprets Mystery Hearsay - 'Mezcla Cuerpo Misterios y Rumores' [zero011r] - Cornucopia|
Puerto Rican duo Cornucopia present their psychedilic noise collage based on Mystery Hearsay's 3 albums on zeromoon. A heavy swirling bombast of sound yet very listenable. http://www.fukkgod.org/cornucopia/ http://www.mysteryhearsay.com/
|Various Artists - Ice - Compilation Of Canadian Experimental Electronic Artists [zero132a] - zeromoon|
This was compilation was part of a projected series of thematic country compilations. "Ice" features music by Catharsist, Esruk, and Cultic Script. Tracks call to mind frozen barren landscapes inhabited by strange polar creatures. Originally released on cassette by Watergate Tapes in 1988.
|The Joyful Shrieks of the Cherubim! - Cherubim|
Cherubim make drones, noise and melodies with guitars, trombones, trinkets and technology, sampling and swirling it all into a celestial sound.
|Earth Breath - Philip Corner|
ALPHORN IN THE ALPS, WITH WATER AND METAL 5 solos from a weekend in September 1994 at Arte Sella, an outdoor art festival in Borgo Valsugana, Italy----towards the end of a near 20yearlong period of a daily personal spiritual practice with music; though using a variety of media they fit into the general series of improvisations i called Withinstascys----of which the constant is a willed absence of prethought ideas, keeping the body-mind in a moment-to-moment awareness of present ârightnessâ...
|Gintas K - Taip Taip - Gintas K|
Gintas K (Kraptavicius ) born in 1969 . Since 1994 participating in Lithuanian experimental music scene on various projects . Gintas K was core member of the first Lithuanian industrial electronic music band Modus which one finished existence on 1998 . From 1997 to 2000 worked on radio station Kapsai as alternative radio show The Ways and Mistaken Pathways editor . He became known for his sound actions, theatrical performances and conceptual art in the manner of Fluxus...
|Hotel Bethanien/Gates Open - J. Surak|
Two long pieces using prepared autoharp, record player, tapes, and electronics. Hotel Bethanien is the soundtrack to a film by Sylvia Schedelbauer performed live on January 29, 2012 at Hotel Robinson, Berlin. Gates Open was recorded October/November 2012 in Washington DC. Cover still provided by Sylvia Schedelbauer.
Keywords: drone; experimental; ambient; noise; soundtrack
|R.R. Habarc - Nem Itt, Nem Most - R.R. Habarc|
R.R. Habarc is based in Budapest, Hungary and created this audio score for Gyula Valkó and Ákos Bánki's live mud painting project. Nem Itt, Nem Most (Not Here, Not now) contains only electronically made sounds and uses only one stereo channel. Pulsing electronics and subsonic surreal drones are the focus of this work.
Downloads: 3,140 (2 reviews)
|V. - Extant [zero128v] - v.|
A collection of various tracks, from eps, splits and compilations that never came out.
|.C. Works - Cornucopia|
Cornucopia is the premiere sound art project to hail from the island of Puerto Rico. Claudio Chea and Jorge Castro have recorded numerous drone-a-thons on CDR which have been released by small labels from New York to Barcelona to Valencia, Le Mans and Mexico City. âC.worksâ is their first full length on the CD format, and to celebrate, they have asked for a little help from their friends. In all, fourteen other artists were asked (and some even asked in themselves!) to use Cornucopiaâs 37 min...
Keywords: field recordings; drone; experimental; noise
|Vol.50 - CEZAR|
Cezary Gapik (also know as CEZAR) was born in Czestochowa, Poland in 1963. He started his musical activity in 1980 as an animator of punk rock bands. Soon enough he discovered new sounds which were brought by the punk rock rebellion. Cabaret Voltaire, Public Image Ltd. or other ânew waveâ bands had an enormous influence on the perception of music by Cezar. Plunging into the fundaments of musical avant-garde (Karlheinz Stockhausen, Morton Feldman, Luc Ferrari, La Monte Young), the appearance of...
Keywords: electronic; drone
Downloads: 609 (1 review)
|Unusable Signal - Pilesar|
Pilesar is a percussionist, songwriter and electronic composer based out of Takoma Park, MD. Unusable Signal is a collection of rapid fire micro-compositions, speed noise face melts and a few surprises to boot. Originally recorded in 2005 with a creaky old PC, some cheap music programs and a broken microphone, this is the 2011 remastered version with brand new art work and an additional track. Additional material provided by Thomas J on track 5 and Daniel Euphrat on track 7...
Keywords: experimental; dada; collage
|CD-R - Concentration - CD-R|
CD-R is the noisey future of russian youth. With their ep "Concentration" the listener is submerged in a nocturnal corridor of machine hum with the only respite being a blast of radio static and lofi noise played at over saturated levels. Then CD-R goes beneath audible levels to further destroy your subconscious mind. A pleasant operation is guaranteed. "Project CD-R started in December 2002(Moscow) by Nikita Golyshev and Stas Bobkin...
Downloads: 5,694 (8 reviews)